The Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Board met in special session Wednesday evening and approved the master contract for 2014-15. The contract represents a 2.9% increase in the total compensation package. It will include a $150 increase to the base, making the base $32,850 and a 5.5% increase in health insurance cost.
All employees will be entitled to 18 sick leave days each school year. Unused sick leave days will be accumulated from year to year with a maximum of one hundred ten days and may be used for the employee or their sick child (non-critical leave), bereavement leave, critical leave for employee's family members and outpatient procedures for employee's family members. When the employee retires at an IPERS eligible age, the employee will be paid $30 for each day accumulated up to 110 days. It had been $25 for 105 days.
The resignation of Dayna Eckhoff as Early Childhood Special Education Instructor was approved. Eckhoff held this position for 2 years and the district looks to hire for the position vacated by Eckhoff as the program supports 2-5 year old special education students from the area.
Melissa Hinde was hired as the high school vocational agriculture instructor. In addition she will be the 9th grade and FFA sponsor and will have an extended 20 day contract. This will be her first year of teaching. Hinde has been doing adjutant work at Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls.
Scot Aden of West Monona was hired as the K-12 principal. He comes with 6-8 years of experience and is currently the high school principal at West Monona. His contract will be for 218 days with a salary of $92,750. He will be allowed $3500 for moving expense.
A 28E agreement was approved for cross country with Grundy Center. Grundy Center will hold the contract and will be for middle school and high school students at a cost of $150 per student.
Grundy Center will be the site for all home practices and meets with the possibility of alternative sights to be determined by mutual agreement of the athletic directors of both schools. G-R shall still remain the host school for the NICL conference meet. Grundy Center shall provide transportation to and from all road contests with Grundy Center the point of origin. G-R shall provide transportation for participating G-R students to and from Grundy Center for all practices and contests or as arranged by the athletic directors of both schools. Uniforms will be provided by the Grundy Center School.
The board went into closed session to determine whether to re-admit, suspend or expel a student.
Upon reconvening it was recommended the student be allowed to participate in commencement activities as the suspension for the student will be over.
The board held a work session following the special meeting and discussed school fees for 2014-15 and discussed the next steps in a facilities assessment.
The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, May 14th, 7 p.m. at Reinbeck.